Visit our hygienist


Hygienist

We believe that our hygienist has an integral role to play in the prevention and maintenance of your oral health.

During your visit with one of our hygienists, your teeth and gums will be fully examined again and plaque, tartar (the hard yellow build up that cannot be removed by tooth brushing alone) and surface stains (usually from tea and coffee etc.) will be gently removed and then at additional cost will be polished with a powerful polishing spray/brush at the end of treatment should you want the stains to be removed as well.

Our hygienists are keen to educate adults and children alike about the most efficient way to use your own toothbrush, along with advice on electronic aids, dental floss and interdental brushes – helping bring your daily cleaning protocol to a truly first class standard.

We will usually recommend that you see the hygienist before and during all extensive or complicated treatments e.g. implants and smile makeovers.

Appointments with the hygienist can only be booked once you have seen one of our dentists – as they have to prescribe which areas of your mouth the hygienist needs to concentrate on!

Hygiene Menu

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflamma􀆟on of the gum 􀆟ssues that results in destruc􀆟on of the underlying bone that holds the teeth. Le􀅌 untreated, it can cause bleeding gums, bad breath, pain and tooth loss.

Traditional clean

Ultrasonic or hand scale, polish with buffing paste, oral hygiene advice and Bri􀆟sh Periodontal Examina 􀆟on measurements to monitor gum condi􀆟on – this treatment will be tailored to suit your individual periodontal needs.

Super jet polish

All the benefits of a tradi􀆟onal clean plus a very powerful sand blas􀆟ng jet is used for deep stain removal – especially beneficial for those stubborn stains caused by smoking, tea, coffee, coke, blackcurrant drinks and red wine (please note this procedure can result in dispersement of debris from the polishing jet on to your face and clothes).

Under 18s hygiene

Ultrasonic or hand scale, polish with buffing paste, oral hygiene advice – includes the use of plaque disclosing tablets so that our hygienist can show you those hard to reach areas.

‘Mummy to be’ clean

Similar to the ‘tradi􀆟onal clean’ – pregnancy can cause tender, inflamed, bleeding gums. This treatment provides that all important care for your gums during pregnancy. Local anaesthe􀆟c can be used if your gums are excep􀆟onally tender. A gentle clean at your pace!

Deep clean

An intensive session consis􀆟ng of deep gum debridement with an ultrasonic or hand scaler, polish with buffing paste, recording of plaque and bleeding indices, comprehensive measurement of gum pocket depths, oral hygiene advice, and irriga􀆟on with Chlorohexidine Gluconate an􀆟bacterial if required.

Please note, if local anaesthe􀆟c is required, or if there is a significant build-up of plaque/tartar, you may require more than one visit to ‘deep clean’ the whole mouth.

Perio chip

PerioChip® is a unique biodegradable chip, which contains Chlorhexidine Gluconate that has been shown to be an effec􀆟ve and safe adjunc􀆟ve treatment for reduc􀆟on of pocket depth in pa􀆟ents with periodon􀆟􀆟s with a pocket depth greater than or equal to 5mm, when used with scaling and root debridement. The wafer is inserted into the affected gum pocket by your den􀆟st/hygienist and is biodegradable.

Please note that Local Anaesthe􀆟c may be provided along with any of the above treatments if required. On some occasions the hygienist may require more than one visit to remove build up from the whole mouth.